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M.L.A. DROVE CAR     UNDER INFLUENCE

Robert O'Halloran, 56, of Chandos   Street, Ashfield, M.L.A. for Orange,   was fined £10 bv Mr. Oram S.M.   in Central Police Court yesterday for having driven a motor car in Central Railway yard on September 2 while   under the influence of liquor.

Sergeant Adams said that about 11.15 p.m. he heard a loud noise and       the grating of gears. O'Halloran waa  

at the wheel of a car and appeared to be under the influence of liquor.

At the police station he said he had

had a few drinks.

In reply to Mr. W. F. Sheahan (for O'Halloran), Sergeant Adams said he     was unaware that O'Halloran was   under severe mental stress at the time, because of family bereavements. He admitted that his condition might have been aggravated by his dis-   traught state.

Mr. Sheahan who pleaded guilty for O'Halloran submitted that there were   extenuating circumstances. O'Hallo-   ran's younger sister had been buried   that day and a few weeks previously   he had lost his eldest daughter. His son had contracted meningitis while   returning from New Guinea. Loss of     his driver's licence would be a great   hardship, because he used his car as an agent and as a member of Parlia-

ment.

Mr. Oram said it would be a great   hardship to anybody, but he was not prepared to extend the benefit of Sec-

tion 556A.

This means that the licence is  

automatically cancelled for twelve    

months.

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